Blind Dancing On Ice star Libby Clegg shares heartbreaking wish for her son

Libby Clegg is Dancing on Ice's first blind contestant to take part in the show.

The gold-medal-winning Paralympian sprinter hasn't let her disability hold her back – and has appeared in esteemed sporting events across the globe.

Having bagged two gold medals for the 100m and 200m Rio 2016, Libby will no doubt be bringing her determination and competitive spirit to the ITV dancing show.

The athlete suffers from an eye condition called Stargardt’s Muscular Dystrophy, which causes deterioration and severely reduces her left eye and making her legally blind.

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It's been a busy few months for the star, having just welcomed her first child with fiancé Dan Powell.

Dan, a Paralympian in judoka, has also appeared dabbled in reality TV, having appeared in ITV's Ninja Warrior UK assault course last year.

Due to Libby's eye condition, there is a 50/50 chance her little boy Edward, who was born last April, could have inherited Stargardt's Macular Degeneration from his mum.

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Speaking about the youngster, and if he grew up with eyesight problems, she admitted "there are options", and the family would cope.

"If he does have a sight condition, it's not that I would not expect him to become a Paralympic Champion but there are options," she told The Telegraph.

"There are a lot of things you can do that people tend to restrict you and not think you can.

Libby also explained she's not going any health woes prevent her son from doing things.

"He could go into anything. If he can't see, we're not going to treat him differently anyway," she added.

Dancing on Ice airs on ITV on Sundays at 6pm.

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